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Message 23613 - Posted: 14 Jul 2006, 18:11:50 UTC

I have been getting this message for a couple of weeks now, but it doesn\'t seem to me to be right when I look at my preferences. These are as follows:

Processor usage
Do work while computer is running on batteries?
(matters only for portable computers) no
Do work while computer is in use? yes
Do work only between the hours of (no restriction)
Leave applications in memory while preempted?
(suspended applications will consume swap space if \'yes\') no
Switch between applications every
(recommended: 60 minutes) 60 minutes
On multiprocessors, use at most 1 processors
Disk and memory usage
Use no more than 4 GB disk space
Leave at least 0.1 GB disk space free
Use no more than 90% of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 60 seconds
Use no more than 75% of total virtual memory
Network usage
Connect to network about every
(determines size of work cache; maximum 10 days) 0.1 days
Confirm before connecting to Internet?
(matters only if you use a modem) yes
Disconnect when done?
(matters only if you use a modem) no
Maximum download rate: 50 KB/s
Maximum upload rate: 50 KB/s
Use network only between the hours of
Enforced by versions 4.46 and greater (no restriction)
Skip image file verification?
Check this ONLY if your Internet provider modifies image files (UMTS does this, for example).
Skipping verification reduces the security of BOINC. no


I have looked for something on the forum that might suggest a solution, but nothing seems to fit my problem. Does anyone have an answer? If so, I\'ld be glad of your help as I don\'t want my PC not to be helping with the project. Cheers.
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Message 23614 - Posted: 14 Jul 2006, 19:58:25 UTC

Most likely it\'s to do with your large number of failed models. Each of the folders for these models will be taking up a small amount of space in the BOINC folder.

Also, the possible reason for \'instant failure\', is that you\'re still using a 4.* version of BOINC. The latest models require a 5.* version.
(If it\'s version 4.19, then it MUST be un-installed before upgrading.)

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Message 23616 - Posted: 14 Jul 2006, 20:19:14 UTC - in response to Message 23614.  

Thanks for your response.

I am running version 5.2.13, and this is the only one I have used, being a fairly recent starter.

How can you tell that I have a large number of failed models - or is this because you are a moderator and have access to stuff centrally?

And more importantly, how do I identify them on my computer and how do I get rid of them? Also, is there a way of preventing it from happening in the future?

What is meant by \"instant failure\"?

Many thanks again for your advice.
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Message 23617 - Posted: 14 Jul 2006, 20:54:40 UTC
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Anyone can see (some) of your account page, including the details of your computer, and the models you\'ve run. Or at least, been sent. This is used for trouble shooting by helpers such as myself.

This is the relevant page in your case. You\'ll need to click on each model\'s Work ID to find the name.
But you\'ll also see each as the name of a folder on your computer. Just delete those that do NOT appear in the Work (Tasks) tab of the manager.

Instant: Sorry, I looked at the credits column, which is mostly zeros. I should have looked at the cpu time.
But most models don\'t last long before crashing.

You can find all of these pages in several ways. The one I\'ve used is to click on your name to the left of here, then on Computers. From here, you can go to the Computer ID on the left, or straight to the number under Results on the right.

Clicking on the Result ID for any model will give you a page about the model\'s parameters. If you edit the browser\'s search string at the top of your browser window, you\'ll get another page which contains info about the reason for the failure.

This is the right hand end of the string for the first model:
/cpdnboinc/graph_cm3.php?resultid=5495680

Replace graph_cm3 with result

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Message 23618 - Posted: 14 Jul 2006, 22:42:44 UTC - in response to Message 23617.  

Lee

Many thanks for your time and patience.

I can\'t say I understand all you have told me, but it\'s getting too late for thinking! I\'ll have a proper look in the morning and see how I get on.

Thanks again.

Mike
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Message 23626 - Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 11:23:34 UTC - in response to Message 23618.  

Lee

Just to say that having slept on this I think I get the idea(!)

I have deleted the old stuff (hopefully the right ones) and it now seems to be downmloading something.

I\'ll have to see how it goes from here, but thanks again for your help.

Mike
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